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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Women in Wireless Superstars | May 2016

WiW Superstars recognizes women that have gone above and beyond to make WiW a success. Each month, we feature up to three women leaders in our WiW newsletter, on our website and in social media. We want the world to know the WiW leaders and the contributions they make to their community. As an added bonus, WiW Superstars get executive coaching from our WiW Advisory Board to enhance professional development and promote long-term career success. The women selected for May have gone above and beyond for WiW. They have embodied the pillars of our organization: connect, inspire and empower. Please join us in congratulating Aurelie Guerrieri, Joby Eisenberg, and Reagan Nunnally!

Aurelie Guerrieri is Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions at Cheetah Mobile and Co-
President of Women in Wireless. Aurelie is a leading global catalyst in mobile advertising and a champion for diversification of the wireless ecosystem. She is a seasoned mobile executive with international strategy, business development and marketing expertise. Aurelie has been the fearless leader running Women in Wireless with Emily McInerny for the last year and a half. In this capacity, Aurelie has taken WiW to the next level by introducing the Executive Women's Initiative, to bring more top level women to the organization, and the Diversity Initiative, to help address corporate diversity and bring in national revenue. Aurelie was recently featured for her accomplishments in Forbes and continues to inspire WiW leadership to step up through her fantastic example.



Joby Eisenberg is a Senior Manager of Brand Advertising at T-Mobile. She is a seasoned marketing professional with expertise in retail marketing and multi-media advertising. She is also the Event Chair for Women in Wireless Seattle. Joby is a pillar of strength and initiative for Women in Wireless Seattle. She served as the liaison to our corporate sponsor T-Mobile, coordinating between leadership teams and spearheading events. Joby also spearheaded Lean-In Circles for Seattle and has led a successful circle for several years. She is a tremendous asset to the Seattle Chapter and a source of
positive energy to everyone around her.




Reagan Nunnally is Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist at UpSkill, a learning and development platform for the adtech/martech community. She is also the Co-Chair of the Women in Wireless Executive Women’s Initiative (EWI). Reagan is a seasoned advertising executive, having held senior roles at companies such as Google, xAd, and Viacom. Reagan recently stepped in to Co-Chair EWI and has already proven to be a forward thinking leader in all things EWI. She motivates the team with her smart ideas and consistently contributes in so many ways. The team loves working with Reagan.

Monday, April 18, 2016

What would you attempt to do if you were not afraid to fail? See how StyleChat’s Creative Director left finance for fashion & startups




How does one  jump from Wall Street to Seventh Avenue and finally land in Silicon Valley?   Just ask StyleChat’s creative director, Olya Dzilikhova. 

When you think of the financial industry, you envision men wearing expensive charcoal grey and black suits that all look the same. Maybe that’s why StyleChat creative director Olya Dzilikhova’s striking fashion sense stood out to her manager when she worked on Wall Street and sparked a change in career.

A childhood in Russia leads to a career in finance
Olya grew up in Russia, where she watched Elsa Klensch’s style segment on CNN International every week and dreamed of traveling and designing clothes for women across the globe. Her fashion dreams were put on the back burner, though, because of strong family ties in finance. She moved to New York to study and then start a career on Wall Street.

Her love for fashion could not be dimmed by the world of finance and boring suits. Her sense of style led to her manager asking her if she could help her choose an outfit for an event. Her manager’s request sparked an epiphany for Olya. The world of styling could be a natural bridge between her business skills and passion for fashion. 

Trading in finance for a fashion line
Olya left Wall Street for a corporate communications  firm that represented powerful women in business and entertainment. She met her friend and a future business partner, Mina. Together, they started Mina+Olya, the first luxury sustainable clothing line for women created in the US.

The line lasted for about four years before closing. Although it was difficult to see the line close, Olya took her learnings and started her own style and brand consultancy serving clientele worldwide from her office in the San Francisco.

Moving past imposter syndrome and into startups
She was later introduced to Prosenjit Sen, the founder of mobile startup StyleChat, a mobile social shopping app for consumers and stylists. He was hosting a meeting for fashion and tech entrepreneurs, where people discussed how to improve fashion commerce now that mobile has started to dominate.

With no tech experience, Olya wasn’t confident she could join the startup world. She had a case of imposter syndrome, where you feel like you’re somewhere you don’t belong. She was nervous she wouldn’t have much to contribute to the meeting but decided to go anyway.

Once she was in the discussion, she realized the opposite. While many startups had great technology, they still needed direction and strategy from a true stylist and fashion veteran. She wasn’t an imposter in the startup world – she was needed.

A few months later, she joined StyleChat as the Creative Director.  Olya’s story shows that careers may have twists and turns, but if you keep pursuing your passion and moving past self-doubt, you’ll find work that makes you happy every day.

About StyleChat
StyleChat is the ultimate shopping and styling app for all fashionistas! Browse your favorite online stores (or physical stores), style outfits with items on the web and in your closet, and chat with friends. Better yet, you can purchase an entire outfit in seconds with just one-tap, using the Universal Shopping Cart. When you're ready to show off your style creations, share them with friends across all your social media.

Download StyleChat from iTunes: http://bit.ly/1cepPER.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Women in Wireless Superstars | March 2016


WiW Superstars recognizes women that have gone above and beyond to make WiW a success. Each month, we feature up to three women leaders in our WiW newsletter, on our website and in social media. We want the world to know the WiW leaders and the contributions they make to their community. As an added bonus, WiW Superstars get executive coaching from our WiW Advisory Board to enhance professional development and promote long-term career success.

The women selected for March have gone above and beyond for WiW. They represent the leadership of three of our local chapters: Seattle, Israel and NYC and have embodied the pillars of our organization: connect, inspire and empower. Please join us in congratulating Sheryl Tullis, Stefanie Amini and Priya Nevrekar!


Sheryl Tullis is Vice President and Partner of Launch Consulting, a precision foresights technology that helps companies pinpoint business signals and anticipate actions. She is an army veteran and spent 15 years in digital media after her military service. Sheryl is also the founder and Co-Head of WiW Seattle.

Sheryl has been the driving force behind WiW Seattle, which serves to open doors for women in the Seattle community. She challenges the team to think strategically about the content and audience at the events with topics that serve to inspire, grow and lead. In addition, Sheryl empowers her team to be leaders, identifies their strengths, runs a cohesive and inspiring chapter that has become a model for the global WiW organization.


Stefanie Amini is a Digital Marketing Executive, consulting startups on launch and growth marketing strategies. She is also the cofounder of Gossip Media and Discovering Coffee, and a mentor at Google. Stefanie’s passion for startups and women in leadership inspired her to start the WiW Chapter in Israel and become the first Co-Head of WiW Israel.

Stefanie built WiW Israel from from the ground up. To do so, she used her extensive personal and professional contacts to recruit top talent and sponsorship for their signature interactive events. Stefanie always makes time for the WiW members who are seeking her professional advice. She is is clearly a pillar in her community and embodies the core principals of connect, inspire and empower.



Priya Nevrekar is a Business Development and Strategy Executive in Mobile and Digital Media. She has worked in digital media for over eight years as a consultant and at companies including NBC Universal and AT Kearney. Priya has helped advance Women in Wireless as both the Co-Head of the NY Chapter and a member of the Advisory Board.

Priya is a strong leader and is constantly striving to raise the bar and curate high-level content programs for the NY Chapter events. She produced the executive mobile commerce panel last year, which was very well received and took the NYC chapter to the next level. She has also been extremely dedicated to helping grow the NYC chapter leadership and membership base as well as launch the new Singapore chapter.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Women in Wireless Superstars | February 2016

WiW Superstars recognizes women that have gone above and beyond to make WiW a success. Each month, we feature up to three women leaders in our WiW newsletter, on our website and in social media. We want the world to know the WiW leaders and the contributions they make to their community. As an added bonus, WiW Superstars get executive coaching from our WiW Advisory Board to enhance professional development and promote long-term career success.

The women selected for February have gone above and beyond for WiW. They have embodied the pillars of our organization: connect, inspire and empower. Please join us in congratulating: Maggie Squires and Elizabeth Emery!

Maggie Squires is a Director at Moxie Communications Group, working with consumer and ad-tech
startups on media relations. Maggie has deep PR and communications experience, having worked at SparkPR and 6StringMedia prior to that. We’re lucky to have her bring this experience to Women in Wireless as the Marketing Co-Chair. Since she has joined the WiW Marketing team, Maggie has worked hard to elevate the WIW brand and manage our marketing efforts across many teams and chapters. Her knowledge in PR and Marketing Communications brings incredible value to WIW's Leadership team. Maggie embodies the WiW pillars: connect, inspire and empower. She has a vast network of incredible women that she connects to WIW. Her WiW colleagues say Maggie is knowledgeable, capable, confident and provides people with the tools to empower them to do great work.

Elizabeth Emery is an Account Executive at xAd, a platform that enables real-time, location-based marketing. She is a rising star in digital media having worked on both the agency and client side of the business. Elizabeth has recently taken the helm to lead the WiW Chicago Chapter as Co-Head, and has already made a huge difference! Elizabeth originally got involved with WiW at the Global Leadership level helping with global events. She wanted to play a larger role on the local level, so Elizabeth took over the Chicago Co-Head position in August and has completely revitalized Women in Wireless in Chicago. She has built a team from scratch and has already organized and will host three events in five months! Her latest efforts to help connect, inspire and empower women in the mobile and digital space will be on March 15th with a Programmatic Panel & Happy Hour. We’re thrilled to have Elizabeth leading the way in Chicago!
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